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Hudson Index Stable

Hudson Employment IndexSM remained on par with December’s 103.4 reading as U.S. worker confidence slipped just .8 points to 102.6 in January. The most notable change contributing to this slight decline was the flagging optimism about hiring amongst managers. However, overall hiring expectations and job satisfaction held steady in January with only negligible shifts in employees’ perceptions of their finances and job security. Buoyed by December’s strong Index, the latest reading is higher than most recorded in 2005, although well below the 107.0 reading in January 2005.

The survey also found that Hispanic workers were less optimistic than the overall workforce, as were people who work in the legal profession. The Indexes for these sectors, segmented for the first time in this month’s survey, stood at 98.1 and 100.4, respectively.

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